Another Book Bites the Dust

Hello again! The novel I’m reviewing this week is the fairly recent thriller by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train. The book has achieved global success since its publication in early 2015 and was the most sold hardback book in the UK for 30 weeks running, setting a new record! (Guardian).  The Girl on…

New Orleans: A Food Guide

      New Orleans is a city bursting with vibrant nightlife and a boisterous music scene. As a result of its diverse heritage, it also boasts cuisine that is second to none within the United States; making it the perfect holiday destination for any keen foodies! Creole cooking is a big part of Louisiana…

The Masked Summer Ball

I have a confession to make. Whilst driving down to Porthleven on Friday afternoon in the torrential rain, the last thing I wanted to do was camp in a wet field. We hadn’t even arrived and all I could think about was the fact that I wanted be at home, curled up in my warm…

Another Book Bites The Dust

Hi I’m Lucy, the Online Deputy Editor for Razz Magazine. This upcoming academic year I’m going to start a column featuring book reviews. These books could be just published, old favourites or anything I’ve wanted to read for a long time. I will try to avoid any spoilers as much as I can, but sometimes…

Unglamorous Fashion: Caring for your Clothes

Photo Credit: https://www.reference.com/beauty-fashion/acrylic-sweater-shrink-960029cc0f3f9724 Razz looks at 8 key fashion pieces/ fabrics that most people have in their wardrobes, and how to avoid day-before disasters like accidentally shrinking your favourite jumper or washing the colour out of your work uniform. We’ve tried to pick a range of garments from the everyday to special occasion, all of which…

Baking in the Making: Chocolate Orange Cake

Many of you are probably facing big birthday milestones of friends or families soon, maybe your best friend is about to turn 21 or your dad is 50 in only a week’s time. This chocolate orange cake is the perfect birthday or celebration alternative to the Victoria Sandwich. My recipe is adapted from Mary Berry’s…

Exclusive Interview: Walk The Moon

“We still love sex, drugs and rock and roll” It’s good to see Walk The Moon keeping their feet on the Earth after a crazily successful year which saw the band propelled into indie-pop stardom. The Ohio band took the UK by storm with their house-party hit “Shut Up and Dance” last year, proving even…

Café Countdown: Exeter’s Top Five

After a long essay-free summer, it’s particularly hard to get back into the flow of uni work. Now that deadlines are approaching and winter is well and truly on its way, head to one of the top five cafes in Exeter for a warm dose of caffeine or just some food-for-thought… Coffee Cellar, The Quay…

Ramadan Diaries: Part 3- On Forgiveness and Eid

Photo credit: INCEIF Ever since I can remember, there have been two Eids in Pakistan. There is the group that starts their fasts with Saudi Arabia, and then there’s us; we wait for the Pakistani committee to sight the moon and then we begin fasting. This is usually the day after Saudi Arabia keep their…

Recipe: Nutella Blossom Cakes

Not too long ago, some photos of colourfully designed cupcakes have been bombarding my feed on Instagram. Despite ignoring the first few sightings of it with a mere thought of how cute it looks, its repeated appearance urged my curious mind to find out on what it really is and how it can be made….

Notes On Netflix: The Fundamentals of Caring

The Fundamentals of Caring – Rob Burnett, 2016, 15 credit: etcanada.com Netflix rates it: 5/5 I rate it: 4.5/5 Recently added to Netflix and advertised as a ‘Netflix original’ film, The Fundamentals of Caring gives a look into the life of newly-qualified caregiver Ben (Paul Rudd) as he gets to grips with taking care of…

Notes on Netflix: Asthma

Asthma – Jake Hoffman, 2014, 15 Credit: http://purple.fr/television/asthma-exclusive-clip/ Netflix rates it: 3/5 I rate it: 2.5/5 Hoffman’s Asthma follows Gus (Benedict Samuel), a heroin addict who considers himself ‘born in the wrong age,’ preferring the 70s to the present day New York in which he resides. After impulsively stealing a Rolls Royce Gus picks up his…

How much does social media affect your mental health?

This is the question a group of students at the University of Exeter are asking in the introduction to their campaign video. It is an issue which follows on quite well from our previous article at Razz, which was all about the stigma that is attached to mental health issues. In case you want to…

Preview: Poltimore Festival, Exeter

Sunday 5th June 2016, Poltimore House Celebrating its first year under a new name, Poltimore Festival (formerly named Arts On The Move) is back, and looks set to be its best year yet. Poltimore House, an aristocratic house which once was a girls school, a wartime home and a hospital, provides the backdrop to the diverse…